I'm new to SQL Plus and I have a question. I've created several versions of a feature class located on a SDE database. I want to use ArcSDE Administration Commands found here but I'm getting an error message. After logging into SQL Plus here's what happens:

SQL> sdeversion -o describe -V SDE.DEFAULT -u ** -p **
SP2-0734: unknown command beginning "sdeversion..." - rest of line ignored.

As you can see I attempt to describe the Default version and get an error. Does anyone know how I can overcome that SP2-0734 error? I have Oracle 11.2 on my machine and my Oracle database is 10g. Thank you!


That's an exe and should exist in an sde bin someplace: SDEHOME or a USB drive that you keep with you at all times (or maybe not). You don't use it from inside SQLPlus.

It lives with these files:
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  • Thank you very much Jay for the response! I see how to use version commands now. – Patty Jula Apr 24 '12 at 16:23

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